Hi :) Does anyone know if there is a way to select individual layers on a canvas in Photoshop without having to select it in the layer window first?
I know I've done it before but I can't remember if it was in illustrator.
press v (shortcut for selection tool) right click the shape or paint or subject on the particular layer you are after and then select the layers name - that layer will now be active (this becomes more difficult with overlay layers but as long as you have named layers correctly you should be able to figure it out)
In the move tool, just right click on any pixel in the canvas and select the layer from the pop-up context menu.
Hold down the command and the control keys then click on the item. A menu of all the layers beneath your click will appear. Scroll to select the layer you are after.
Hold down the the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) key then click on the object.